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Nov 17, 2012 1:00am PST
that she's being charged with. >> that's absolutely right. as president obama has said, i think president obama reiterate reiterated, elections matter. the president has the right to form a national security cabinet, people surrounding him that he has confidence in given the weighty issues you've outlined in the opening. it's been 20, 25 years since we went through a very difficult process regarding john tower nominated by president bush to be secretary of defense. that poison the political waters for some time. it turned out that president bush got a pretty good secretary of defense in dick cheney. i'm curious and cautious as to whether the republicans really want to go down this road. >> eliot: what the tower did for the defense process. let's switch gears to a couple miles east. to defuse or is it possible to dee fuse what is going on right now between israel and hamas welcome. >> it's very difficult because the landscape, you know, surrounding gaza has been transformed since we went through this kind of spasm in in 2008. and every potential player here is having to recalcula
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Nov 19, 2012 8:00pm PST
right. you just wrote a fascinating piece, that bush v. gore was used by the obama administration to buttress it's arguments to make sure early voting survived in ohio. that may have turned the election. >> a very interesting set of circumstances. bush v. gore was a case that said under the equal protection clause florida could not count it's votes different way. they stopped the recount. what the obama camp said was you can't have one set of rules for military voters and another set of rules for everyone else. under bush v. gore everybody has to be treated the same way. and to the surprise of even some of the obama lawyers, the courts bought that argument. they said this is like counting votes. you have to have one standard for everyone. in a perfect bit of similar industry the early voting got 500 votes to the polls and obama's margin. >> eliot: this was hugely important. the filibuster. it seems to go far afeel but the use of filibuster, will that change and will that affect the president's ability to nominate judges or justices of his real choice? >> everyone is talking about the
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
campaign barack obama was traveling the country saying i think there is a right to bear arms guaranteeed to second amendment. >> eliot: i want to go down this narrow path with much more full fullsome than democrats want. >> some democrats. >> eliot: but this is an example of what you're saying, roberts a change constitutionalist. >> correct, whether it's second amendment in the heller case or citizens united, the signature decision of the roberts court which revolutionized the doctrine of campaign finance and how campaigns are ran in this country. this is an agenda for change. >> eliot: althougher lou you said citizens united was a signature case. what about the healthcare. it wasn't central to anybody's conversation. explain the chief justice's role there. >> one of the problems with working at cnn, as you remember, they keep the tapes of stuff that you say on tv. >> eliot: we're not going to run it. >> i'm not going to sit here and say i predicted the outcome. quite the opposite, i thought the case would come out the other way. >> eliot: i did predict the right outcome. >>
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
have these choices. president obama unquestionably the right choice. now as you say we have to make sure we keep his feet to the fire. afghanistan very quickly, shouldn't he just get the troops out? read the stories day after day. we're doing nothing but losing american lives. >> of course we should. and you know, i don't have a high hope for that one because once they set a date like 2014, it is a little hard to switch that up but yeah, if he really wanted to be bold, he could say hey, look, i looked at my calendar and i got the date wrong. it was really 2013. and as ron paul always said, we marched in, we can march right out. >> i wish he would. thank you bill, for your time. the host of hbo real time with bill maher. your show is brilliant. we'll be watching friday night. >> thanks, eliot. >> eliot: president obama's second-term cabinet. i have a few ideas that might or might not surprise you. life can cause irreparable harm to our brains and our bodies. that's why "current" has partnered with "1,000 days" to help spread the word & combat a problem that ultimately effects all of
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
. president obama called benjamin netanyahu to pledge his support and morsi to assert israel's right to condemn itself and president morsi did not agree. saying today and i quote... >> eliot: to discuss the growing violence in gaza, i'm joined by our good friend, recently re-elected congressman jerry nadler of new york. sir, always a pleasure to have you on the show. >> good to be here. >> eliot: this is an escalation and a moment of tension that's unparalleled in recent years with one of the strikes, the missiles from gaza actually landing in a suburb of tel aviv. what is the next step to hopefully de-escalate this crisis? >> i'm not sure. the next step, if it is going to be deessa cated the next step is for the president to talk to perhaps to the egyptians and through them to hamas and get everybody to step back. that's what hopefully will happen. >> eliot: hamas has been launching, as i just said, on a daily basis 1,000 missiles over the past year. israel said enough is enough. the president has clearly stated as rightly he should, that hamas' behavior in ghana is unacceptable. was t
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Nov 14, 2012 8:00pm PST
that voted for obama generally seem to knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww >> eliot: without question the most talked about moment from president obama's press conference was his full throated defense of the u.n. ambassador susan rice, who had been attacked from the right specific specifically senators john mccain and lindsay graham over comments about the benghazi attack. >> obama: for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> eliot: an hour after the president's comments mccain and graham were on the senate floor doubling down on their call for investigation into rice's comments. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engageed in cover up, and if someone carried a message to the american people that was totally and utterly false with no basis i
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